On Thursday June the 24th 2021 at 7:20 p.m., Petr Nemejta’s life turned upside down, literally. And not only to him, but to many other families in South Moravia, which were hit by a devastating tornado. Peter styed in his house at the time of the tornado’s hardest impact. He was trying to protect his girlfriend when the whole house collapsed and the roof of his house fell on him. The saying “Happiness in Misfortune” was fulfilled when he found out that his girlfriend was alive and could call for help. He had suffered arterial hemorrhage of the leg and cuts in his hand that were so deep that they cut the tendons.
Today, Petr is more or less healthy, only the little finger of his right hand remained motionless. After a week, he returned from the hospital to see the sign KO on his house. It was included among the many other houses intended for complete demolition. A month after the natural disaster, he returned to work and began building a new house in early October. When we contacted him by phone, he was on the construction site and sent us photos (see). The basement of the new house is complete, next week the base slab and then the perimeter walls, weather permitting. He used the money he received from the employees of the Interplex company in Písek in the total of CZK 10,725, which the company itself doubled, mainly for diesel in the temporary housing unit in a rented caravan and the purchase of the most necessary tools.
When we asked Petra what the situation was like in Hrušky now, the answer was this: From my street, all the houses are demolished and there are just Tatra trucks with concrete. Somebody is building with companies and somebody self-help with buddies. And when the old people come to see their old houses, they just cry… “. So far, none of the most affected have built a new house, they are living with friends, with families or in rents (fortunately on favorable terms). Some received money from the state, some did not, the biggest help is said to be the public collections and specifically, according to Peter, the Red Cross.
We wish Peter and all those who need it now, that the weather lasts, that the work goes by hand and that they have the opportunity to spend Christmas under their own roof.
And then we wondered who else was most affected by the pandemic. OUR CHILDREN, RIGHT? And so it was the school’s turn. We contacted the individual directors of primary schools in Písek and asked them what they would use our financial gift for. Almost everyone agreed. They received only the first doses of disposable gloves,…